Timing is Everything!

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1

The full bloom of a yellow lily

The flexibility of a branch carrying life to leaves

A refreshing plunge into the lake

Tangy raspberries right from the bush

Summer is truly a magical season, one that satisfies all of my senses each time it comes around.  But summer doesn’t last forever – not here in Canada at least.  Each season brings its joys and pains.

I’ve always found it a useful spiritual practice to ready Ecclesiastes 3 and define the season of spiritual life I am in currently.  It helps me understand and accept my situation and reminds me that its not forever.

What season are you in right now? A time to heal? A time to laugh? A time to speak?

Right now I’m in “a time to build”.  God has given me a vision for my future and I am preparing myself for the next steps.

Whatever season you are in remember this:

“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.  I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live.”

No matter which season you are in be aware of these 2 truths:
1. God makes it beautiful in its time.  He truly can and will bring beauty from ashes, every time.  He will take was was meant for evil and use it for good, if you allow him.

2. God has given us an insatiable hunger for heaven.  No matter how much we embrace each season of life, we were made for heaven and will feel a longing for it until we get there.  And that is okay!

5 thoughts on “Timing is Everything!

  1. I am in a season of life that I hope doesn’t last long…I am traveling a lot for work, so is Jon, we have so much to do around the house and we are frankly just overwhelmed. We haven’t been reading the bible enough and last night made a commitment to focus on our faith rather than the things pulling us from the Lord.

  2. Hi Heather! Just hopped over here through a link to your book from Along for The Ride. Thanks for these thoughts on seasons – my husband and I are in a season of putting down some roots and investing in community, so I really appreciated the quote from your book that Laura blogged about. Amen to those 2 truths, they have been rooting in my own heart in a special way this past year 🙂

  3. Beautiful post and blog, Heather. I’m so glad we met.
    One of the hardest concepts for me to impart upon my clients is this one of everything having a season. When they finally figure out what their purpose is, they are ready to dive in and make things happen. It usually doesn’t work that way and we are put into seasons of wait and lessons. I’ve been through this personally more times than I can count! But in those seasons, I was brought exactly what I needed for the next season. Trust and obey…
    I’m excited for your season of building.

  4. Beautifully written post! I’m also in a time of building and I’ve just come through a time of things going from ashes to beauty. It has been incredible, actually!

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